D. Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation -
The Department has proposed to consolidate the current four-program con-
figuration into two programs. The similar programs under Part A and Part
B will be merged into a single program. The Endowment Grant Program will
be maintained and the Challenge Grant Program will be phased out.
The Department has proposed simplifying the eligibility rules. Instead of
using six eligibility criteria in two programs, the Department has proposed
two criteria and one program.
E. Supporting Studies and Analyses Cited in Section C Above
1. Program Files, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of
2. Davis, Junius; Ironside, Roderick; and Van Sant, Jerry, Factors Associ-
ated with Successful Developmental Investment in Title III Eligible
Institutions:A Special Report to Program Managers in the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education, Raleigh, N.C»:Research Triangle Institute, October
F. Other Supporting Data
III. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(b)
An evaluation of 51 Title III recipients was recently completed (see E,2
below). No new studies are planned.
Contacts for Further Information
Program operations: Caroline J. Gillin, (202) 245-2384
Program studies: James Maxwell, (202) 245-7884
1. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 effectively raised the
authorization level from $129,600,000 to the higher appropriation
for FY 1982, FY 1983 and FY 1984.
2. Includes a $10 million supplemental appropriation.
3. Includes a $4,816,000 supplemental appropriation in the FY 1983
supplemental appropriation bill.opmental activities may lead to